Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Looks Delightfully Ridiculous

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 13, 2013 in Videogames

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Since Team Ninja’s Tomonobu Itagaki left Tecmo Koei, his baby Ninja Gaiden has been going through a rough patch. Ninja Gaiden 3 was critically panned, and while a Wii U version fixed some things, it still didn’t match up to the first game in the revived series that had justified two updated versions since its original Xbox release. Enter Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, who has left Capcom and is now working on new projects, including Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Read more…

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Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 Gets Dated

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 30, 2010 in Animation, Videogames

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3

I can’t even count the ways I love this game. For those of you who may not have played the series, Dynasty Warriors Gundam combines the legendary anime with Koei’s Dynasty Warriors game mechanics. The end result? You control one of the enormous mechs as you fight through hordes of giant robots until you face off against other new-types in a bid to control the battlefield. Sure, the gameplay can seem a bit repetitive at times, but unlike the original Dynasty Warrior games,  the Gundam series has always presented me with more of a challenge.

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This Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage Trailer is Bloody Marvelous

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 8, 2010 in Animation, Videogames

Back in the mid-80’s, Hokuto no Ken — or as we’ve come to know it, Fist of the North Star — was a huge hit in Japan. It eventually produced a number of games, a few of which were localized after being heavily modified for US audiences, an OVA and a sequel. It actually blew my mind when I found out that my copy of Black Belt for the Sega Master System was actually a butchered version of the second Hakuto no Ken title. Thankfully, the games have come a long way since then.

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